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Plai Essential Oil

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Experience the remarkable qualities of Plai essential oil, a hidden gem in the world of aromatherapy, offered directly by Edens Garden's trusted collection. Renowned for its high terpinene-4 ol content—the same soothing component found in Tea Tree and Sweet Marjoram—Plai stands out with a spicy, Eucalyptus-like aroma that brings to mind the invigorating freshness of an herb garden. Extracted through steam distillation from the plant's root, resembling intriguing pine cones, this oil is a powerhouse of therapeutic benefits ready to transform your wellness routine.

Uncover the wellness potential of Plai as it lends its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties to ease overworked joints and soothe muscle tension. Its distinctive scent profile, akin to its cousin Ginger yet uniquely pungent and peppery, addresses both physical discomfort and emotional stress. For those seeking holistic approaches to health, Plai's antibacterial and antifungal characteristics are valuable allies, fortifying the body against common ailments and supporting faster recovery from tissue wounds.

Incorporating Plai essential oil into daily practices is effortless and rewarding. Create a personalized aromatic haven by adding a few drops to your diffuser, inviting a sense of calm and clarity into your space. Or blend it with a carrier oil for a custom massage that targets sore, inflamed areas and promotes relaxation. Seeking a creative touch? Infuse Plai into DIY home cleaners for an eco-friendly solution that leaves your living environment sanitized and imbued with a spice-filled fragrance. Edens Garden ensures each bottle of Plai essential oil serves not only as a testament to quality but also as a bridge, connecting the purity of nature with the pursuit of well-being.


Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar

Origin: Thailand, North East Region

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Root

Note: Middle

Family: Zingiberaceae

Blends Well With: Rosemary, and other strong herbaceous aromas

Aroma: Peppery, spicy, dry, and camphorous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Pale Yellow

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Plai essential oil come from Thailand?
  • Edens Garden sources our 100% pure Plai essential oil from Thailand, where its natively grown. While there are many essential oil companies in the market today, Edens Garden has consistently risen above the competition and is considered the best source for 100% pure Plai essential oil. We strive to offer unparalleled value and wellness in every drop of essential oil we carry (without MLM markups). Our oils are third-party GC/MS tested for 100% purity, safety and quality so you can rest assured that you’re getting the very best. Furthermore, our top-quality oils are a reflection of the hard work and expertise of our partner farms and distilleries. We support farms that put people first and uphold rigorous quality standards. We also give back a percentage of all Edens Garden profits to a variety of organizations that are building a better tomorrow, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Is Plai essential oil similar to Copaiba?
  • Both Copaiba and Plai essential oil are chemically similar and offer comparable therapeutic benefits. Historically, both aromatics have been known to soothe respiratory spasms and asthma. Different cultural traditions have also used these natural healers to soothe pain in muscles, joints and ligaments. When blended with Tea Tree, Copaiba and Plai work wonderfully in a healing massage and can speed up recovery after a workout. Due to their similarities, in most cases Copaiba and Plai can be used interchangeably.
What is Plai essential oil?
  • When sore muscles fail to relax or tissue wounds are slow to heal, many massage therapists turn to Plai. A member of the Ginger family, Plai has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to its constituents, sabinene and terpinen-4-ol. This exotic oil is becoming more known for its deep, comforting abilities. The Plai plant grows about 8 inches in height and produces narrow pseudostems that look a lot like pine cones. The root of the plant is put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil.
Can you use Plai essential oil for pain and inflammation?
  • Yes, Plai essential oil is a helpful aid to pain and inflammation. To use it for this purpose, dilute it to 3% by combining 18 drops Plai and 1 oz carrier oil or unscented lotion. Alternatively, add 3 drops to a 10 ml roll-on and top off with carrier oil. Apply it topically to the area of concern. For internal pain and headaches, diffuse 10 drops Plai per 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser.
How to use Plai essential oil in massage?
  • Using Plai essential oil in a massage is a wonderful and effective way to enjoy its many benefits. In massage, Plai is said to soothe pain in muscles, joints and ligaments as well as provide stress-relief. Start by creating a massage oil with 6 drops Plai, 6 drops Black Pepper and 6 drops Hemp essential oil in 1 oz of carrier oil. With the help of a Massage Therapist, massage the oil into the affected area. Alternatively, try self-massaging the oil into the area of concern after bathing.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Plai Oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Zingiber cassumunar. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Plai, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the affected area and massage into the skin.

SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Plai, 2 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Rosemary, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles.

BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Plai, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving insect bites.

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